The long parade larger than-life designer showcases for the upcoming Spring 2020 season has concluded – but we are already mid-way through analysing the most impactful of trends set to dominate the coming months.
From voluminous proportions, to smart tailoring and navigated lengths, designers churned out an umpteen number of variations for the diverse-yet-picky consumers of today.
Balanced between the urgency surrounding ecological awareness and a yearning for exuberance, the Spring/ Summer 2020 shows put an emphasis not only on recycled and ecological materials, but also on sustainable manufacturing methods and processes. The season focuses on essentials, on minimalistic, low-profile looks in subtle colourways.
Team Apparel Resources India rounds up the top directions in silhouettes and forms setting the tone for the upcoming season. Expect risqué cuts, daring slits, dramatic forms and experiential lengths.
As the warmer months near, less becomes more and lengths get shorter. Bralettes emerge as front runners in this race as designers swap them for tops and blouses.
From knit to snakeskin, bralettes were introduced in all textures and styles. Designers transformed underwear to outerwear with Dior and Giambattista Valli presenting crochet versions, Loewe going for a daring sheer number and Givenchy and Olivier Theyskens introducing slinkiness with satin bralettes teamed with midi-length front-slit skirts.
Genderless fashion is the new norm of the industry as designers and brands embrace the concept of fluid dressing to the core – be it via the models they cast, the garments they create or the beauty looks they choose.
Keeping the same theme in mind, international ramps were awash with boxy, oversized shirts with drooping sleeves for the woman of today. Baggy, airy and free-flowing, the piece is best suited for summer’s boisterous heat.
Annakiki and Stella McCartney injected workwear detailing by featuring big breast pockets over mens’ inspired half sleeves shirts in summer tones such as honeysuckle pink and light blue. On the other hand, Alberta Ferretti and Etro went for full-sleeved versions with unbuttoned collars.
Pumped up sleeves mean serious business in 2020 as designers and high-fashion labels alike, play with volume and size. After having trickled down to retail to mass to street – the trend shows no signs of bidding adieu any time soon. Details like bold ruffle, boxy, billowing and puff were seen on sleeves which added a fun ‘80s twist to modern fashion.
Major styles include billowing sleeves that are secured at the cuffs, classic white blouses updated with lacework, as seen at Zimmermann, Prabal Gurung and Self Portrait, and knit sweater dresses featuring billowing sleeves at Ulla Johnson.
The Long And Short Of It
After the immense success enjoyed by suits at mass, designers and high fashion brands alike twist things up by replacing trousers with summerapproved shorts for S/S 2020.
Versions such as high waist and low waist shorts paired with long length coats, short coats and extra-long shirt sleeves dominated the scene. Max Mara featured grey suiting with military utilitarian details, while Tom Ford offered a more playful take on the Bermuda suit-opting for a hot pink mismatched-fabric.
At Givenchy, an emerald green short suit proved that this style is most definitely black tie-ready while Michael Kors offered a more playful interpretation, Max Mara offered grey suiting with military utilitarian details tailored to perfection, while Dolce & Gabbana showed an officeappropriate hot pink shorts suit.
The upcoming season is all about 18th century romance channelling 21st century millennials with dainty, frilly and flowy detailing.
Flouncy and frilly silhouettes were spotted at numerous collections at the recently concluded Spring/Summer 2020 runways. After enjoying immense success at mass level, these ruffled silhouettes are reinventing themselves in more dramatic forms. Designers are playing with proportions by injecting volume over short, feminine dresses and frisky frocks in fabrics such as tulle, satin and organza in A-line and skater shapes.
Trenchin’ It Up
As we slide through winter to spring, designers and brands introduce us to these transitional pieces to navigate the seasons better.
Burberry, the master of trench coats, puts a twist to its classic designs by presenting a futuristic take on classic forms. These were communicated through cut-and-sew versions of trench coats.
Oversized and deconstructed silhouettes dominated the ramp, embellished fabrics emerged as the mainstay, and slashed sleeves courtesy JW Anderson, stole the show.